Danger Zone: The Causal Effects of High-Density and Mixed-Use Development on Neighborhood Crime

  title={Danger Zone: The Causal Effects of High-Density and Mixed-Use Development on Neighborhood Crime},
  author={Tate Twinam},
  journal={Correlates of Crime eJournal},
  • Tate Twinam
  • Published 13 October 2014
  • Law
  • Correlates of Crime eJournal
Since the seminal work of Jane Jacobs, it has become conventional wisdom among scholars and professional planners that high residential density and mixed commercial and residential land use reduce street crime. This notion has been influential in guiding planning decisions, but empirical evidence is limited. This paper examines the impact of mixed land use and residential density on crime using a unique high-resolution dataset from Chicago over the period 2008-2013. I employ a novel… 
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